TWO years ago Kay Nyenhuh turned a charity initiative into a wheelie bin fitness challenge.

Having now turned it into a television ad, the Muscle Garden founder is throwing down the gauntlet to see if Mackay's athletes can better his efforts.

Nyenhuh has been able do leg presses and squats more than double his own weight and figured if he could do that, he should be able to jump a wheelie bun.

Kay Nyenuh of Muscle Garden
Kay Nyenuh of Muscle Garden Contributed

"I worked out a mate's gym at Starbodies, and they had this charity attached to the gym," he said.

"They had all these bins, and every bin day they would line these bins up and the idea just popped into my head one day: what would it be like to jump over these?

"There was only one way to find out."

The advertisement has made Nyenhuh somewhat of a celebrity in the sugar city, and he said fans regularly stopped him in the streets about his exploits.

But now he wants to see what Mackay has to offer, and what each individual's athletic prowess is.

If possible, maybe even beat his four-metre bin hurdle effort of 11 seconds - complete with a final jump onto the back of his ute.

"I believe there are some people out there who can jump higher than I can. Many years ago during a jump off with a young kid, he actually jumped higher than I did," Nyenhuh said.

"Obviously I run a gym now, and the reason for that was to help everyday people be active and live a life full of energy and vitality.

"It'll be interesting to see, I want to see what people can do in this town."

Nyenhuh suggested beginners eager to take on the challenge should start with exercises such as body weight jump squats and adhere to a healthy, natural diet.

But perhaps the most crucial message of all: "You cannot skip leg day, never skip leg day," Nyenhuh said

"They're your main muscle group; if you can train your legs you can train any part of your body."

We want to see what Mackay has to offer. To challenge Nyenhuh for the mantle of 'Best Hurdler', or show off your own incredible athletic abilities, submit your videos to news@dailymercury.com.au or message our Facebook page.



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